15" rMBP late 2013: 2.0 vs 2.3GHz i7 processor performance differences?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maluspumila, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. maluspumila macrumors newbie

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    I've decided to get a late 2013 15" rMBP to replace my faithful early 2008 15" MBP. My only config question is: What performance differences, if any, am I likely to notice if I go for the 2.3GHz i7 quad-core over the 2.0GHz version?

    My guess is "hardly any difference", especially since I don't do any processor-intensive gaming, graphics/video editing, etc, so I'm assuming I should save the $100 difference. The only thing I use my 2008 MBP for that really strains its processor is Skype/Google Hangouts video chatting.

    But I'm not that familiar with current processors, etc., so I'd be curious if there would be any advantages to a somewhat faster chip that I'm missing.
     
  2. buysp macrumors 6502

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    If you have the cash, I'd rather invest it in additional RAM or Storage.
     
  3. maluspumila thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, thank you. I'm leaning in that direction myself.
     
  4. raniel macrumors regular

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    If you plan to use it for many years, get the higher version
     
  5. Bigdawg4 macrumors regular

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    I was just faced with the same delimna, I chose the 2.0 Ghz model. I chose this one because I only use this computer for internet browsing, light photo editing and building/editing powerpoint, excel or Word documents. I do no video work nor do I "game" unless you call playing pokerstars gaming.
     

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